Gainesville a major contributor for cancer research and care

GAINESVILLE - Georgia CORE, the Center for Oncology Research and Education, has developed an online information center that profiles nearly 50 cancer clinical trials being conducted in Gainesville, including a Georgia CORE-sponsored study for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Timothy M. Carey, MD of Northeast Georgia Medical Center is a lead investigator for the trial.

"Lung cancer has been the most common cancer in the world for several decades, so we are privileged that we have in Georgia nine locations conducting this clinical trial, including one in Gainesville," said Nancy M. Paris, president and CEO of Georgia CORE.

In addition to the trials, patients in Gainesville have ready access to medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, hematologists, a gynecologic oncologist, as well as numerous general surgeons committed to providing innovative cancer treatment options. Information about all of these services related to cancer treatment and research is posted on the nation's first statewide comprehensive site for cancer care, GeorgiaCancerInfo.org, and clearly positions Gainesville as a major contributor for cancer research and treatments in the state.

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